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“The Bend in the Road” by Yvonne Daley.  Yvonne is a resident of Rutland and San Francisco. One of the many hats she wears is as an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University but most of us remember her as a reporter for the Rutland Herald and director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference in Tinmouth.

Her latest book, “The Bend in the Road,” is the story of the Lenny Burke foundation – the farm, Emma’s place and, of course, Lenny and his amazing life’s journey.

The Wallingford Historical Society will host the book launch on Wednesday, December 17th, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Museum.

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The Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a benefit raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Three winners will be drawn and can choose a cord of wood, a ton of pellets or $200 toward a fuel purchase.

Raffle tickets are available at Town Hall or from any firefighter. Winning tickets will be drawn on January 31.


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Looking for a unique gift to give for the holidays? How about a copy of “The History of Wallingford” by Thorpe for only $20 or “The People of Wallingford” by Batcheller for $25 or “The History of Sugar Hill” by Gary Wade for $10? Copies can be picked up at Town Hall or send a check with the appropriate amount plus $5 for shipping before December 15 and we will mail it to you. Checks should be made out to Wallingford Historical Society and sent to Joyce Barbieri, 662 Creek Road, Wallingford, VT 05773. Happy Holidays

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Fire District 1′s Prudential Committee will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month through May 2015. Next May, Prudential Committee meetings will return to the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall.

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New England Clean Power Link is proposing a transmission line that would run from Canada to Ludlow with a section along Route 103 in Wallingford. Representatives from the Public Service Board and New England Clean Power Link will be attending the Selectboard meeting on December 15 if you want to learn more information.

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If you are interested in participating or learning more about the Neighborhood Watch program, email or call the Town Administrator at 446-2872.


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New England Clean Power Link informed the town of a 45-day notice period to comment on the company’s proposed electric transmission line that will run from Canada to Ludlow, with a section along Route 103 in Wallingford. NECPL indicated the line would transmit up to 1000 megawatts of electricity generated by renewable energy sources in Canada and delivered to Vermont and the New England grid.

Project maps and descriptions are available at the Town Administrator’s office in Town Hall. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Town Administrator 446-2872.

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Justice of the Peace Voting Results With Top 10 Elected to the Posts:

1) Wendy Savery – 447

2) Judy Edmunds – 393

3) Charlie Gauthier – 379

4) Lynn Edmunds – 370

5) Gary Fredette – 333

6) Sandra Thurlow Eddy – 326

7) Ruth Anne Barker – 317

8) Tom Truex – 297

9) Ann Buffum – 294

10) Sue Thayer – 293

Also receiving votes: Chris Dinnan – 281, Joan Tift – 247, Dennis Stocker – 246,  Bob Soule – 241, Nan Dubin – 223, Paula Baker – 207, Joseph Eaton – 198, Milt Moore – 191, Theresa Biasuzzi – 133


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The Selectboard will host a public forum at Town Hall on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. to explore solutions to recent vandalism and renewal of the Neighborhood Watch program. Constable Jerry Tift, the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department and Vermont State Police will attend. Please put that date on your calendar and plan to attend. The selectboard wants to hear from the citizens of the community.